The Trax will arrive to a portion of the market that’s just starting to take off.
The upcoming (alleged) 2015 Honda HR-V should offer up impressive fuel efficiency with some of the Honda Fit’s Magic Seat interior-packaging goodness.
At the other end of the spectrum is the Jeep Renegade, which has super-boxy styling and can actually be optioned up to ‘Trail Rated’ off-road capability.
Otherwise, the Subaru XV Crosstrek might be the most carlike of this crowd (it’s essentially a jacked-up Impreza hatchback), and Subaru has made some significant gains in interior refinement and quiet this year.
The MINI Cooper Countryman gets a major refresh for 2015, with a new look as well as significant interior and safety updates; in past model years we’ve found it to be a bit less practical in layout, harsh-riding, and somewhat noisy inside.
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|FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS||N/A||FWD 4-Door||5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium|
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